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Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"

Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke

Abstract

Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, conservative politicians have railed against the President's "War on Coal." As evidence of this supposed siege, they point to a series of rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that aim to slash air pollution from the nation's power sector . Because coal produces far more pollution than any other major energy source, these rules are expected to further reduce its already shrinking share of the electricity market in favor of cleaner options like natural gas and solar power. But the EPA's policies are hardly the "unprecedented regulat ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190233112
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190233112.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Revesz, author

Jack Lienke, author